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Choosing the Right Leotard for Your Gymnast

| In girls gymnastics, gymnastics clothes, gymnastics leotards, Tips and Tricks

We’re proud to offer supremely comfortable, trend-setting gymnastics leotards for every level, from the younger recreational gymnast to the serious competitor in daily training. Our designers carefully consider every detail of every garment — from perfect fit and fabric softness to back style and sparkly embellishment. 

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Whether your gymnast wants all the sparkle, super cute animal patterns, or a sporty workout tank, you’ll find a wealth of fun, inspiring leotards in our shop. Before you buy, here are some tips to make sure she’s wearing a leotard that is sized and fits correctly!

Check out these tips on choosing the right leotard: 

FIT & COMFORT: Choosing the “right” fit is based on personal taste, combining function and beauty. A comfortable leotard finds a balance between being close-fitting but not too tight. You want your gymnast to feel safe and confident with her movements, not restricted because of the leotard.

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BODY STYLE: We know not every gymnast has the same preference for back details, so that’s why we offer a number of back styles. Choose from a strappy back, split back, racerback, classic closed back, and more — including our new no-nonsense X Back.

FABRIC & WASHING: We offer leotards in super-soft 4-way stretch Lycra, shimmery foiled Mystique, and moisture-wicking Performance fabrics. Keep fabric type in mind when choosing size — metallic fabrics typically have less stretch and will have a tighter feel when worn. To keep your leotard in great shape, machine- or hand-wash separately and hang to dry or tumble on low.

SIZE: Review our sizing chart before ordering. Here you will find measurements for the sizing of the leotards and a quick guide on how to measure. Destira leotards run fairly true to size, meaning 10/12 Child Large in national-brand girls’ clothing is equivalent to a Child Large in Destira. Most often, a gymnast will wear the same size in Destira that  they wear in street clothes. For growing room, buy one size up.

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Ask Us Your Leotard Questions + Purchase with Confidence

As always, exchange shipping is FREE whether you're trying a new size, color, or item, so you can make your purchase with confidence know that you won’t be stuck with a leotard she doesn’t love. 

If you still have questions on the type of leotard you should purchase for your gymnast, check out our live chat feature (located at the bottom of the page) or call us at 877-741-1325. Our knowledgeable staff will respond quickly with relevant tips and suggestions to get her in a great-fitting leotard that’ll brighten her day.

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